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Prime Obsession

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Prime Obsession by John Derbyshire
May 25, 2004 | 448 Pages
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    May 25, 2004 | 448 Pages

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“Derbyshire’s attempt to take nonmathematicians into this subject had me on the edge of my seat.”—Los Angeles Times

“Riemann and his colleagues come to life as real characters and not just adjectives for conjectures and theorems.”—Scientific American


Table Of Contents


Part I: The Prime Number Theorem

Chapter 1: Card Trick
Chapter 2: The Soil, the Crop
Chapter 3: The Prime Number Theorem
Chapter 4: On the Shoulders of Giants
Chapter 5: Riemann’s Zeta Function
Chapter 6: The Great Fusion
Chapter 7: The Golden Key, and an Improved Prime Number Theorem
Chapter 8: Not Altogether Unworthy
Chapter 9: Domain Stretching
Chapter 10: A Proof and a Turning Point

Part II: The Riemann Hypothesis

Chapter 11: Nine Zulu Queens Ruled China
Chapter 12: Hilbert’s Eighth Problem
Chapter 13: The Argument Ant and the Value Ant
Chapter 14: In the Grip of an Obsession
Chapter 15: Big Oh and M

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